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blue star museum logoRosewood Gallery is a Blue Star Museum! Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation's cultural heritage and learn more about their community, especially after a military move.

Featured Past Event

Bringing critical conversations to the Dayton region on creativity, artists, and community impact
Presented by Rosewood Arts Centre, Dayton Visual Arts Center and Dayton Society of Artists

Watch the video of Sharon Louden's talk on YouTube!

creative life panelOn Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2018, Rosewood Arts Centre co-organized the Creative Life Symposium, which featured a conversation with Sharon Louden and Steven Matijcio at The Modern College of Design. Matijicio is the Chief Curator at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, and Louden is an artist, educator, activist and author of The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life. Using Louden's book as the catalyst, the program continued with panel discussions at the Dayton Metro Library. Topics included Why Does Creative Culture Matter? which featured Calcagno Cullen, Executive Director, Wave Pool Arts Center; Amanda Golden, Co-Founder and Principal, Designing Local; Kate Bonansinga, Director, School of Art, University of Cincinnati; and Tess Little and Willis Bing Davis, Co-Founders, REACH Across Dayton. The second panel, The Creative Life: Challenges and Rewards, featured Ashley Jude Jonas, Co-Founder Blue House Gallery, Lecturer University of Dayton; Nicholaus Arnold, Co-Founder Blue House Gallery, Gallery Coordinator University of Dayton; Migiwa Orimo, Interdisciplinary Artist; and Rodney Veal, Choreographer and panel discussionInterdisciplinary Artist.

Support for the Creative Life Symposium was provided by the Dayton Visual Arts Center, The Dayton Society of Artists, Rosewood Arts Centre, Front Street Building Co. and the University of Dayton. Additional support was provided by the Dayton Metro Library, The Modern College of Design and the Ohio Arts Council.

crowd at creative life


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